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ˌʌn əˈwɛərun·aware

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unaware, incognizantadjective

    (often followed by `of') not aware

    "seemed unaware of the scrutiny"; "unaware of the danger they were in"; "unaware of the newborn hope"; "the most unaware person I've known"


  1. unawareadjective

    not aware or informed; lacking knowledge

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unaware, Unawaresadverb

    Etymology: from aware, or wary.

    It is my father’s face,
    Whom, in this conflict, I unawares have kill’d. William Shakespeare.

    Firm we subsist; yet possible to swerve,
    And fall into deception unaware. John Milton.

    A pleasant beverage he prepar’d before,
    Of wine and honey mix’d; with added store
    Of opium: to his keeper this he brought,
    Who swallow’d unawares the sleepy draught,
    And snor’d secure. Dryden.

    ’Tis a sensation like that of a limb lopp’d off; one is trying every minute unawares to use it, and finds it is not. Alexander Pope.

    Take heed lest you fall unawares into that inconvenience you formerly found fault with. Edmund Spenser.

    Lest destruction come upon him at unawares, and let his net that he hath hid, catch himself. Psalm xxxvi. 8.

    My hand, unawares to me, was, by the force of that endeavour it just before employed to sustain the fallen weight, carried up with such violence, that I bruised it. Boyle.

    He breaks at unawares upon our walks,
    And, like a midnight wolf, invades the fold. Dryden.

    Though we live never so long, we are still surprized: we put the evil day far from us, and then it catches us unawares, and we tremble at the prospect. William Wake.


  1. Unaware

    Unaware is an American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Sean Bardin and Robert Cooley. It follows a vacationing couple who discover something disturbing on a rural Texas ranch. Like the films Paranormal Activity (2007) and The Blair Witch Project (1999), Unaware is an independent feature presented in "found footage" format. The producers have also followed in marketing the film to potential fans via Eventful.


  1. unaware

    Unaware refers to the lack of knowledge, consciousness, or realization about something. It signifies a state of not being informed or not having specific information about a topic or situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unawareadjective

    not aware; not noticing; giving no heed; thoughtless; inattentive

  2. Unawareadverb


Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unaware

    un-a-wār′, adv. without being or making aware: suddenly: unexpectedly—also Unawares′.—At unawares, unexpectedly, at a sudden disadvantage.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unaware' in Adjectives Frequency: #934

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unaware in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unaware in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of unaware in a Sentence

  1. Luis Alberto Rodriguez:

    The kids are calm. They are apparently unaware of the situation, of the hardships they are going through.

  2. Ester Cerdeira Sabino:

    Most people who get infected carry on with their lives ... unaware they were bitten, a lot of mortality data doesn't account for Chagas, so you underestimate the effect of the disease.

  3. Marilyn King:

    We all use our imagination every day. However, most of us are unaware that what we envision affects every cell of our bodies and every aspect of our performance.

  4. Heather Mack:

    She remains blissfully unaware of the murder, which is as it should be for a child.

  5. Renee Gadar:

    This is a really big deal, just the fact that people are unaware that cosmetology schools do not include textured hair in their education is a shock to most people and I feel like that's why it's news.

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